Test Architectures for Distributed Systems - State of the Art and Beyond

Thomas Walter, Ina Schieferdecker, Jens Grabowski

Abstract

A generic test architecture for conformance, interoperability and performance testing of distributed systems is presented. The generic test architecture extends current test architectures with respect to the types of systems that can be tested. Whereas in the conformance testing methodology and framework the focus is on testing protocol implementations, the generic architecture focuses on testing real distributed systems whose communication functions are implemented on different real systems and whose correctness can only be assessed when tested as a whole. In support of the latter requirement, a test system itself is regarded as being a distributed system whose behaviour is determined by the behaviour of components and their interaction using a flexible and dynamic communication structure.
Document Type: 
Articles in Conference Proceedings
Booktitle: 
Proceedings of the IFIP TC6 11th International Workshop on Testing of Communicating Systems (IWTCS’98)
Series: 
IFIP - The International Federation for Information Processing
Publisher: 
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Volume: 
11
Pages: 
149-174
Month: 
6
Year: 
1998
Note: 
Editors: A. Petrenko, N. Yevtuschenko
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